[ sod-uh-mee ]
/ ˈsɒd ə mi /
anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex.
copulation with a member of the same sex.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sodomysod·o·mit·i·cal [sod-uh-mit-i-kuh l] /ˌsɒd əˈmɪt ɪ kəl/, sod·o·mit·ic, adjectivesod·o·mit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sodomitical
/ (ˈsɒdəmɪ) /
anal intercourse committed by a man with another man or a womanCompare buggery
Word Origin for sodomy
C13: via Old French sodomie from Latin (Vulgate) Sodoma Sodom
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Medical definitions for sodomitical
[ sŏd′ə-mē ]
Anal copulation of one male with another.
Anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex.
Copulation with an animal.
Other words from sodomysod′om•ite′ (-mīt′) n.sod′om•ize′ (-mīz′) v.
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Cultural definitions for sodomitical
[ (sod-uh-mee) ]
Sexual intercourse that is not the union of the genital organs of a man and a woman. The term is most frequently applied to anal intercourse between two men or to sexual relations between people and animals. (See pederast.)
notes for sodomy
notes for sodomy
Many governments have laws against sodomy. These laws are difficult to enforce, however, and many people believe they violate personal privacy.
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